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Kneeling for a cause: South High volleyball team

Kneeling for a cause: South High volleyball team

Luciana Rian-Senna, Staff Writer

October 14, 2016


Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Volleyball

At their game against Washburn last month, the South volleyball team took a knee during the national anthem, taking part in what is becoming a national protest, to raise awareness towards the American government supporting and funding the police who have been killing people based on racial prejudices.   ...

Mountain bike team backpedals due to conflict with league rules

Mountain bike team backpedals due to conflict with league rules

Tannen Holt, Staff Writer

October 12, 2016


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

In their first year of competing as an individual team, the South Mountain Bike Team has come off to a strong start. In the majority of their races, the JV team has placed highly, coming in at least 1st or 2nd. However, the team is caught in between the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) rule...

With different bodies, come different injuries

With different bodies, come different injuries

Luca Raffo-Simoes, Staff Writer

October 11, 2016


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Female bodied athletes are more prone to getting injured in sports, it’s simply anatomy. The way their hips are placed and the greater extent of flexibilities that comes along with getting less body muscle then male bodied people during puberty. Does this affect female bodied people joining sports? ...

Tiger Pride shines through the cold at South High homecoming game

Tiger Pride shines through the cold at South High homecoming game

Asanti Bekele, Staff Writer

October 10, 2016


Filed under News, Sports, Top Stories

Despite the freezing weather and loss at the homecoming game, South tigers continue to keep their spirit. At 2:30 p.m. on Friday, everybody who bought a ticket to the game went to the gym entrance while shoving and pushing each other. From the moment the security guards checked for the orange tick...

With wins and losses, October Super Soccer Saturday was a kick this year

With wins and losses, October Super Soccer Saturday was a kick this year

Katherine Lundquist, Staff Writer

October 5, 2016


Filed under News, Sports, Top Stories

There were 6 soccer games at southwest High School, starting off with women's B squad at 9 a.m. and wrapping up the day with men's varsity at 7 p.m. Even though South’s women's varsity lost 6-1, it was the best they played all season: “We played a lot harder than last Super Soccer Saturday,”...

South high girls swim to the top at the Maroon & Gold Invitational state competition

South high girls swim to the top at the Maroon & Gold Invitational state competition

Soline Van de Moortele, News Editor

September 18, 2016


Filed under News, Sports, Top Stories

Loud cheering and the smell of chlorine filled the aquatics center at the University of Minnesota as high school women's swim teams from across Minnesota compete at one of the biggest meets of the season, a meet that has been done annually since its founding in 1993. South is part of a joint-school team featuri...

South bikers join 24 hour bike race

South bikers join 24 hour bike race

Livia Lund, Features Editor

August 16, 2016


Filed under Features, Sports, Top Stories

  It’s t-minus 90 minutes until the start of the Powderhorn 24, a 24 hour bike race with a 4.8 mile route circling the blocks around Powderhorn park, and it’s raining outside. Hard. Two South juniors, Maxwell Hansen and Ben Meier are eating their pre-race meal at Pineda, a common hang-out sp...

Soccer bridges cultural gap for immigrants

Soccer bridges cultural gap for immigrants

Livia Lund, Staff Writer

May 31, 2016


Filed under Sports

Soccer, or football as it’s known in most countries outside the US, began in 19th century England and has since exploded and become the most popular sport in the world. It is played on every continent (except Antarctica) and it a huge part of many differents countries’ cultures. This diversity of...

Men’s Soccer produces state soccer player

Men’s Soccer produces state soccer player

Livia Lund, Staff Writer

May 13, 2016


Filed under Sports

This year senior Hamzard Abdul from the Men’s soccer team was chosen to participate in the Minnesota All-State Soccer Team. This a group of the top men’s and women’s soccer players from each conference in the state. Abdul will represent the men’s city conference. Varsity Coach Patrick Bartel c...

Competition is redefined in Northern Indigenous Games

Competition is redefined in Northern Indigenous Games

Emma Pederson, Opinions and Social Media Editor

April 18, 2016


Filed under Sports

If you ever exit the school through the doors by the snack shack, you’ll notice that every Tuesday and Thursday, students and teachers begin to warm up to play the Creator’s game, the traditional version of lacrosse. Or perhaps you see students throughout the day, carrying their lacrosse sticks, some ...

Sports rivalries continue even as participation drops

Sports rivalries continue even as participation drops

Eva Shellaberger, Features Editor

April 11, 2016


Filed under Sports

Every few weeks, the rocks outside South change colors-haphazardly painted over with the name of another school, until another South student returns to paint over in black and orange. Supposedly, the rocks were put out in front of the schools so that the building itself would not be vandalized. In effect,...

New badminton coach accepts large crowd, creates “family”

New badminton coach accepts large crowd, creates “family”

Livia Lund, Staff Writer

April 11, 2016


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

In mid-March, as students and staff walked through Souths doors in the morning and wandered toward the commons they might have noticed a man sitting at a table with a large sign the words “join badminton” proudly written on it. That man was Rodney Lossow, new head coach of the girl’s badminton t...

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